Doc Watson RIP

May 31, 2012

Doc Watson, flat-picking legend, dead at 89.

Above: Doc Watson discusses his son Merle’s musical influences, and then Doc & Merle play “Make Me A Pallet” and “Streamline Cannonball.” From the DVD “Doc & Merle Watson In Concert.

Below, picker’s Nirvana with Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, and Doc, all on “Last Steam Engine Train”.

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6 Responses to “Doc Watson RIP”

  1. daveburton Says:

    Sweet, sweet music.

    Bill Monroe, Doc & Merle, Flatt & Scruggs, all gone now. Thank God for recording technology,

  2. Nick Carter Says:

    Great music, Peter! Didn’t know you fingerpick! Some of my greatest childhood memories revolve around Friday night singalongs, with Uncle John on the banjo, Grandpa on the mandolin, Dad on the Guitar and Uncle Bob on the harmonica. This was the late ’60s and our elders loved old folk music. This was all in Otsego….on the “west side”, where our families gathered for a long weekend at Uncle John and Aunt Helen’s. And the barbecues………

  3. Nick Carter Says:

    Make the time! It’s good fer ya…;)


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